Holiday Surprise: Free NYTimes Pass Now Includes Tablet App

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The CUNY libraries have a holiday treat for you! As you may know, the libraries offer free NYTimes subscriptions to anyone with a CUNY email address. Historically, the free passes included access to the NYTimes website and smartphone app only, not the tablet app.  But that’s changed! Your free pass now entitles you to all three versions – web version, smartphone app, and tablet app!

If you already have a free pass, you need to deactivate and then reactivate your pass in order to obtain privileges for the tablet app:

  1. On the NYTimes website, click your username in the top right. (If your username doesn’t appear, click the “Log In” button and log in to your account.) Click “My Account” and then, under “Digital Subscription,” click “Cancel.” Then log out of your NYTimes account.
  2. After you’ve logged out, go to Log in with the same CUNY email address and NYTimes password you used in the past. Check your CUNY email account and click the verification link sent from to reactivate your pass.
  3. On your tablet, go to the app store (App Store on iPads, Play Store on Android devices) and search for and download the appropriate NYTimes tablet app. Open it, log in with your CUNY email address and NYTimes password, and you’re good to go!

If you don’t already have a NYTimes free pass, sign up for one by following these instructions.

The holidays are a great time to catch up on the news — happy reading!

About the Author

Jill Cirasella is the Scholarly Communication Librarian and University Liaison at the CUNY Graduate Center.